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Wed 29/07/15
The UN recently took another step forward on it's journey towards climate neutrality with the announcement that UNAIDS has offset its emissions for 2012 and 2013 making it climate neutral. UNAIDS has been implementing the UN Climate Neutral Strategy...
Tue 21/07/15
Dancing dragons and beating drums welcomed the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he inaugurated the first green certified UN House in Viet Nam earlier this year. This was an auspicious opening for the much anticipated Green One UN House in Ha Noi...
Tue 14/07/15
This year, the annual Geneva “Bike to work” initiative, launched by PRO VELO Switzerland to promote cycling, was spread out over two months, May and June. The popularity of the event continued to grow with 1,665 companies registering in 2015 (...
Mon 06/07/15
Staff at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon went out of their way to celebrate World Environment Day this year. The focus of the day was healthy soil, in recognition of the fact that 2015 is the International Year of Soils.
Thu 18/06/15
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the papal encyclical released by Pope Francis which highlights that climate change is one of the principal challenges facing humanity, and that it is a moral issue requiring respectful dialogue with all...
Mon 15/06/15
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) signed a new Environmental Commitment Charter on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2015. This is a key step towards improving the UN compound’s environmental sustainability and an...
Tue 26/05/15
World Environment Day 2015 is fast approaching and, as in previous years, Greening the Blue is running it's own campaign directed at UN staff, consultants and interns.
Mon 30/03/15
The United Nations went dark on Saturday evening as the Organization shut off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness...
Wed 25/03/15
It’s time! Once again UNEP seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED).  And YOU have the chance to decide what our slogan will be.The theme this year focuses on how the well-being of...
Tue 24/03/15
With extreme weather and changing climatic patterns taking a heavier toll on the planet, mitigating and adapting to them remains “among the great tests of our time,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, as he stressed the need for timely,...
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